There are more visually arresting small vans on the market than the NV200 but once that scaled down panel van design was settled upon, it was always destined to be a vehicle of the plain and practical persuasion. What operators gain in a package that's only 1,695mm wide and 4,400mm from noise to stubby tail, is a very big load bay. Most of the leading compact vans come in two different wheelbases but the NV200 combines a single short wheelbase with a 750kg payload and a 4.2m3 load volume - that's on a par with its long wheelbase rivals. The shape of the vehicle means the loadbay is relatively tall but there's enough floor area for two Euro pallets and a low loading lip of 542mm will help when lifting items inside.
The NV200 comes with a pair of sliding side doors as standard along with the usual side-hinged doors at the rear. Also as standard, the driver is protected by a ladder frame behind the seat but higher spec models get a solid steel bulkhead that will also do wonders for refinement. There are six tie-down points in the load bay floor and further versatility is available through the aptly named but optional Versatility Pack. This increases the maximum load length from 2,040mm to 2,800mm by means of a folding passenger seat and an opening mesh bulkhead.